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theater. they wept to see "cinderella" when they got back home the son told his mom the sisters were loud and obnoxious at the movie theater and when another woman tried to correct and calm down the girls the girls were disrespectful to her. >> woods said she was so disappointed and ashamed she posted an apology to the other mom on facebook. that woman, rebecca boyd came forward and many others commended wood on her post. >> mom broke the internet. i'm like you are never going to be able to do that. i one upped you. because they do the instagram, facebook twitter. they mastered it all. i'm like you are never going to get 180,000 likes. so just act right. use it responsibly because obviously i'm doing something better than you. >> oh boy. >> people have been praising wood for the way she handled the situation. she said the other mom is actually the real hero in this whole situation. for addressing the girls and then the girls were
disrespectful. this is the story of the day. the two moms have gotten together and talked about it and she is going to require her kids to pay for the next trip to the movies of the other woman. so this has a happy ending. >> i bet those kids learned their lesson. >> i hope so. >> i bet that's the last time they act up in a movie theeter. >> parents get offended if you say anything to their child when they are acting up. not like the old days, neighbors would whup me if i was acting up. >> not anymore. sensitive territory. coming up nascar's version of deflate-gate. nascar officials are trying to figure out whether some drivers are giving themselves an unfair advantage by letting the air out of their tires. also there was plenty of hot air last night on comedy central for the much-anticipated roast of justin bieber. the barbs for the biebs going fast and furious. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
♪ some gripping testimony in the murder trial of former new england patriot star aaron hernandez. his fiance shayanna jenkins was back on the stand yesterday. she testified that hernandez asked her to get rid of a box at their house the day after the body of the man hernandez is charged of killing is found. jenkins said she never looked in the box and she threw it away in a dumpster. for the first time she admitted the box smelled like marijuana. prosecutors said the box may have contained the murder weapon which was never found. the falcons are paying the price for pumping fake crowd noise in to their stadium. the nfl has slapped the team with a $350,000 fine and the falcons will lose a fifth round draft choice next year.
the team's owner says there will be no appeal. the person responsible for trying to pump up the volume in the georgia dome has been fired and they did this to try to gain an advantage when the other team was huddling or trying to call plays at the line of scrimmage to keep them from communicating. who knows how much advantage but -- >> i didn't know you could do that. >> they can do everything. from foul play on the gridiron though racetrack. nascar ish its own version of deflate-gate. >> thought you were done with that phrase deflate-gate. it is not going away. they are trying to find out if some drivers are giving themselves an unfair edge by letting the air out of their tires. >> reporter: nascar could be facing its own version of deflate-gate. nascar officials seizing tires from the sport's biggest star s on sunday. the concern that some teams could be deflating their tires on purpose. possibly using a technique called "bleeding" poking minuscule holes in them to
slowly release air improving tire durability and helping drivers get the ideal grip on the track. jeff gordon speaking out in favor of the inspection. >> interesting to me that nascar is investigating this further. it is definitely being done. it's not clear how it is being done. >> reporter: nascar telling abc news that tire inspections are frequent and not unusual. something officials recently discussed on nascar radio. >> we have got regular-scheduled audi at this times we do throughout the year. we have done it in the past as well. this is the third time in past two weeks nascar has taken away top drivers tires for inspection, joe viola gan know and harvin to two weeks ago. their tires coming back clean anding amore crew oefrs the last eight days including curt busch and logano again. >> in the past we don't hear about them inspecting tires much.
with a lot of rumors in the garage they are taking them more often. >> reporter: nascar is awaiting results for the last eight testcheating, drivers could face a $125,000 fine and a six-race suspension. some racers say even that doesn't go far enough. >> it's throughout and they know about it you should be gone forever. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc news new york. >> any little advantage. they toy with those cars so much because it is a fraction of a second thaake a difference in racing. >> every little thing on that car is critical. >> absolutely. >> to what could be the end result of the race. >> piping in crowd noise next. >> that too. any advantage. well coming up just five days until peter cottontail's big day. >> easter fast approaching. we will have the hottest new easter basket toy ideas with our toy insider mom laurie schacht that. is up next ontt2wútifún$' bt@q'18
top toy picks for this year's easter baskets and joining us now is toy insider mom laurie schacht. >> today we are talking all about the easter basket. i know everyone's favorite might be a little chocolate inside but we do not have to overload the kids on sugar. there are great affordable toys that let you customize a basket. >> great. >> let's talk about if a child has a favorite character like skylanders. look at the ultimate skylanders basket you can make. even limited edition ones for the holidays like our easter bunny. there are a lot of fun. maybe a pony fan in your houps. my little pony. we can lose the wicker basket and put in a plush one. >> and you have it for the whole year. >> we can fill it with things like squishy they gone a bracelet and are also really cool entertaining and make a lot of cute noise. or "my little pony" garden set. it is spring and we want the
kids to get outside and play. >> stick with a theme. >> build a basket around it. >> great idea. >> when it comes to the baskets, bigger is not always better. kids love little collectibles. >> that's true. >> so we have dinosaur eggs. these are from safari. we have the little dinosaur inside and with jurassic world coming out this summer. turtle fans. so "teenager mutant ninja turtles." and shopkins. this is series two. 140 new shopkins out. even little bunny-inspired ones. here's what i love. go get the little plastic easter eggs. put your shopkins inside and fill a basket. >> that's a great idea. there are kids with so many peanut allergies these days. >> like i said it is not always about the candy. >> great idea. >> the other thing we love when you take something out of the basket, something that encourages kids to play or to help tell a story.
these are by -- how cute if you are telling your children a story. they are going to watch these little pets. make sure you stay in your bed all night. >> all night long. >> if you have little princess in your house, princesses of course need pets. these are our glitzy glitter friends. they are beautiful, sparkly. they have tons of glam. for easter, we also want toys that help our kids think. we have challenge games. this is by smart games. these are travel books. >> oh. >> i love these because they are magnetic. >> oka >> so you move these around but you have 48 challenges over 1,000 answers. >> these are different puzzles. >> different puzzles. they start easy and get harder. not only are kids thinking but we will keep them busy for hours. >> what agegroup. >> 6 and up. >> older. >> older kids but keep them busy if you are on the way to grandma's house for easter. >> fantastic. good travel idea right?
>> right. >> the other thing we want tour kids creative and inspired. maybe you will put in coloring books or crayons. we also have great mini inkoos. when your kids are done coloring throw it in the washing machine, take it out and it comes out like new. you start all over again. >> that's fantastic. they definitely wash out. >> they wash right out. if they get on the car seat they rub off, too. >> rub right off. >> nothing worse than melted crayon on the back of the car seat. >> it's springtime and we want the kids outside playing these are washable sidewalk chalk paint park markers. add water, shake it up and go out. >> hours of fun. >> hours of fun for more information on the toy ideas check out our website at wnnfans.com. we'll be right back. you are watching "world news now." [ male announcer ] you wouldn't leave your car unprotected. but
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♪ well few celebrities have been roasted with quite as much delicious relish so to speak, as justin bieber. >> last night on comedy central, two hours of raunchy barbs tossed across the stage at justin bieber. nobody was really safe on that stage. here are the highlights that we can actually show you on network television. >> selena gomez. she couldn't be here tonight. no she couldn't. she couldn't. just because she didn't want to come. there's no reason. >> selena got word there were rumors of justin dealing with kendall jenner. i thought if you are going to deal with a jenner it would be
bruce. lately a lot of people have been pointing their fingers at you and those are lesbians showing the barber how they want their hair cut. shaq i like to talk to him in his native tongue. >> find yourself the right gal, but she will have to be someone on your level. someone powerful and famous and rich. i'm talking about a player in the board room and a freak in the bedroom. so justin my final piece of advice is, call me. >> justin got a tattoo of jesus on his calf. why do you have to bring jesus in your mess? that man has suffered enough. >> hannibal burriss, you are the only bill cosby accuser making money off of it. i hate your music more than bill cosby hates my comedy. >> this kid has spunk, moxy and probably a few other stds.
okay? >> you release so many horrible unwatchable videos you should change your name to vanilla isis. >> you have my word i will not end up broken pathetic bitter or sitting on a desk at somebody else's roast. >> giving it back a bit but martha stewart. >> did you see his face when she said "call me." >> martha stewart, a lot of people scratching their heads. why would she be up there. >> she was funny. >> did it well. a great honor for someone to be roasted. they have done several of these over the years. congratulations to beebs. 21 years old now. >> that's the news for this half hour. follow us on facebook at
this morning on "world news now," the prosecution rests a day of heart-breaking testimony as the government wraps its case of 0 the boston bomb ing trial. jurors break down in tears. up next will the defense put tsarnaev on the stand. in to the light, the secretive world of scientology revealed in a landmark documentary. harsh allegations against the church's biggest stars and shocking claims of abuse. >> huge kwif loechbt the pope. suddenly knocking you on the ground and you are thinking i must have really screwed up. >> how the church is fighting back. wake up call. the people have spoken and mcdonald'ss has heard you. the new experiment serving up breakfast all day long but egg mcmuffins for dinner? everybody really lovin' it? it is tuesday, march 31st.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we are messin' with this young lady this morning. we are giving her all kinds of hard time. look at what we drug in here. bazi kanani. >> it is too early for the challenges t.j. is already throwing at me. >> some say it is too late. we don't know what we are doing if we are coming or going. you have seen her plenty on the show but it is good to have you here. >> great to be here. thank you. >> got you in from d.c. we put you in the nicest place in new york. we're good? >> we're good. >> it's not that nice. >> if we are here at this hour we're good. >> made it. >> bazi will be with us the rest of the week. reena ninan ran off with another news anchor. i don't know if she will come back but it is good to have you here. in boston we have been keeping a close eye on the trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. his defense attorneys will resume their case later today. prosecutors wrapped up their
arguments on an emotional note with temperatuut the youngest victim of the attack 8-year-old martin richard. abc's tom llamas reports. >> reporter: that's the richard family watching the boston marathon. 8-year-old martin by the fence. mom to the left with the brown hat and the big smile. look closely. lurking in the background n that white hat behind the tree dzhokhar tsarnaev. the government resting their case with this image and a description of how the bomb killed little martin. the prosecution out to prove tsarnaev acted on his own murderous impulses not just as a pawn of his brother. their case built on several key images. the surveillance image of tsarnaev planting the bomb and walking off. the security footage showing him casualty buying mill milk just after killing two people and maiming several more. the terror in the face of this chinese businessman who escaped after car jacked by the brothers
and tsarnaev's own words written in the boat where he hid out while on the u.s. run. the u.s. government is killing innocent civilians. we muslims are one body. you hurt one you hurt us all. the defense began its case. trying to convince the jury to save their client's life and the question everyone wants answered will dzhokhar tsarnaev take the stand? i asked one of his lawyers, she had no comment. tom llamas, abc news boston. new questions this morning in in the germanwing's crash after prosecutors in germany revealed the co-pilot blamed for the crash once had suicidal tendencies. the airline is refusing to say whether andreas lubitz shared that information. inside a french lab the pain staking proels of using dna to identify the victims of the crash has started. family members are warned it could take months for loved ones to be identified. >> feel for those families. authorities say a wrong turn may have led to a deadly incident at the entrance to the national security agency. >> this began when two men
dressed as women tried to enter the facility without permission. details now from jim avila. >> reporter: a wild scene played out in broad daylight. two men, driving this stolen dark-colored suv approached the main nsa entrance and according to an nsa statement ignored the guard's orders to stop. they made it past the first gate and barricades were immediately raised. that's when nsa police in a patrol truck opened fire killing one of the men and critically injuring the second. the suv then collided with a patrol truck, injuring one of the officers. >> cpr in progress with one. >> reporter: when the dust settled, authorities discovered he men were wearing wigs and female clothing. one of the wigs fell on the ground long after the shooting. but it wasn't an elaborate disguise. the two had been on a joyride after allegedly stealing a car following a night of partying. it's the second shooting near the nsa headquarters this month.
the earlier one linked to a man later arrested for five local random shootings. none of them tied to national security as it turns out. it is still unclear whether the failure to stop was due to pure panic or a final wrong turn during a wild night. jim avila, abc news at the nsa headquarters outside of baltimore. here in new york it was an emotional evening near the site of last week's massive explosion and fire. family and friends of a 23-year-old man who was killed in the blast released balloons and lit candles in remembrance. as the cleanup of the site continues, prosecutors are now involved in the investigation. criminal charges may be filed because someone might have improperly tapped a gas line which may have caused the explosion. minneapolis police have video of a missing university of minnesota student. they have surveillance camera. they say it captured jennifer houle entering the mississippi river from a bridge. they did not, however say whether she fell or jumped.
but they are not seeking suspects at this point. divers are now searching in the waters. she was last seen outside of a pub friday at 1:00 a.m. in the morning. her purse found a few blocks away. another missing student in california. uc berkeley soccer player eloi vasquez was struck and killed by a car while running across a los angeles highway. the 19-year-old freshman was not carrying i.d. vasquez had traveled to l.a. with friends for spring break. he vanished on saturday after a frat party setting up a massive search. investigators are awaiting toxicology results. amanda knox maybe heading to italy now her legal ordeal that dragged on nearly eight years is finally over. >> she was cleared for good after two guilty verdicts. now she may be entitled to compensation for wrongful imprisonment. let let's get the latest now from dana whitworth. >> glad to have my life back.
>> amanda knox speaking out after twice convicted but now exonerated by an italian court. in a surprise announcement knox's family is saying she wants to return to the place where she knows the prison walls better than the famous italian landscape. knox's father says she has always loved italy and wants to go back and visit. according to her i tallian lawyer, knox could buy a book on the italian legal system and seek compensation for her prison time. what is more than likely is she will visit a prison chaplain she became close with behind bars. her former boyfriend, raphael -- who was acquitted and released made his first public comments on monday saying he has been living in limbo. >> inside of my soul it is hard to erase them. >> reporter: he said he is sorry kercher's family is saddened by the latest verdict but added the court's finding is the truth.
when she spoke with the press, knox honored her memory. >> she deserved so much in this life. i'm the lucky one. >> reporter: in los angeles, kay that whitworth, abc news. jetblue flights are back on schedule after a computer glitch caused long delays at the nation's airports them airline said it there was system-wide outage that meant passengers couldn't check in at airport kiosks and that led to long lines at major airport. plenty of customer complaints. news from the front lines of the breakfast battle this morning. mcdonald's will test all-day breakfast at some of the restaurants in san diego. the menu will feature just some of the breakfast sandwiches and hash browns. the company says customers have been asking for this option for a long time. they actually just figured out how their restaurants small kitchens can handle both. you know breakfast and lunch. burgers and breakfast don't mix. you need separate stove. i don't know what is going on but they are going to try it
out. dunkin' donuts moving to a environmentally sensitive breakfast. 10% of all of the eggs it uses in the u.s. will be cage free by the end of 2016. they have committed to crate-free pork by 2022. dunkin' donuts and other fast food restaurants are struggling to compete with fast casual chains especially chipotle and food with integrity campaign that it has been running. >> making me hungry this morning. >> gets worse. >> i will take breakfast at any hour. >> a lot of people do. people take it anytime. >> good news for me. here's a pretty amazing youngster we want to tell you about. he's believed to be the youngest undergrad to ever attend the university of virginia full time. >> his name is henry mullbauer. he is 12 years old. majoring in electrical engineering. a minor in physics and applied math. one of his extracurricular activities is building small planes that will be entered in
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♪ sharp reaction is coming in from all directions this morning in the wake of the tv premier of that bombshell hbo documentary about the church of scientology. >> the film loaded with disturbing allegations by former church members about what they call a systemic spreading of lies and even internal violence.
here now abc's david wright. >> very heated. very excited. >> reporter: going clear, the highly anticipated documentary on the church of scientology debuted sunday night to a mass audience on national television. hbo's movie -- >> these are the times we will all remember. >> reporter: offering a hard-hitting look at the church best known for celebrity believers like tom cruise and john travolta. >> my favorite concept of scientology is a world without criminality, a world without war. >> reporter: documentary includes interviews with former believers and former executives. people who have since broken with the church. now describing a bizarre koz molg straight out of the science fiction stories once written by scientology's founder l. ron hubbard. >> there are memories which exist prior to this life. >> reporter: among the film's most explosive allegations that scientology leader david -- has slapped and punched some under lings. >> huge kwif loechbt the pope
suddenly knocking you on the ground and you are thinking i must have really screwed up. >> the film also claims he and other executives plotted ways to split up tom cruise and nicole kidman because church official were worried that kidman was steer tg cruise away from his faith. also that scientology operates a place known as "the hole a the tension and punishment facility for church officials who have fallen from grace. >> text book propaganda. >> reporter: scientology pushed back against the documentary called it big gotted and false. announcing it as misfits, liars, perchers and professional anti-scientologists. they claim the depiction of its bleefs is false and insulting. on the specific issue of the hole scientology denies it ever existed posting this video on-line of what they say is really a state of the art production facility. >> this is the spot it portrays
with ants crawling up the wall. >> former church member leah remini posting thank you to the brave who did something about it and to those that didn't have a choice, you do now. scientology defenders pushing back too. one quoting danny masterson writing on the hbo website i wonder if sundance would allow a documentary of like eight people who hate judaism. going clear, clearly dividing the believers from the naysayers. david wright, abc news, new york. >> really fascinating. >> it is. i haven't seen it but certainly want to see it. has everybody talking. >> it is interesting scientology has benefitted by so many actors joining the church and now that have come around and hurt the church in many ways as some of the actors are speaking out against it. coming up in the next half hour, the court battle over robin williams' estate. the actor's widow and three children fighting over his
appreciate it probably. okay. talk about kids here. baseball's opening day coming up on monday. stadiums have spent the off season getting ready of course. and among the changes, one in cincinnati check that out. a nursing suite for families with infants. it's actually really nice. got a flat screen tv in there. mom is not going to miss a second of the game. it has toys and what not for the younger kids. great idea. you will see other stadiums follow suit, i'm sure. >> i love they are thinking of nursing mothers. >> yeah. meantime outside of the ballpark a new study is taking a closer look at how parent s are spending time with their kids. >> in their effort to spend more time with their kids could parents be doing their children a disservice by putting quantity over quality? here now abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: it's the cause of stress and guilt for parents everywhere but should it be? >> finding time to spend time with them is stressful. >> reporter: a study from the journal of marriage and family is changing what parents think
they know about spending time with their kids. the amount of time spent with children has been on decline since 1985. but this first large-scale study of its kind said it is not the amount of time you spend with kids between 12 and 18 years old but the equality of what you do together that matters most. >> small amount of time that you share with them make sure it counts. >> reporter: the authors character gorize it in two ways accessible time. time where the parents are physically available to their children and engaged time where the parent and child spend time doing something together. something ripped from the middle will certainly agree with. >> i decided i like a whole day where my family gives me undivided attention so i can share things that are of interest to me. >> a whole day, huh? are you sure that's what you want? i wouldn't rule out go-carting. >> reporter: cecilia vega abc news washington. >> that's a challenge for working parents all the time,
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all right folks. it's time for "the mix." i'm about to show you an image of the most beautiful man and woman on the planet. >> supposedly. according to scientists. >> that's w what the sipt says here. all right. take a look at this. these are renderings. you see the real person on the right. on the left is a composite put together by scientists over a two-month project in which they tried to put together a computer rendering of what people think make up the most beautiful faces out there. 100 people were used in this study. they gave their opinions and the computer rendering came up with that person on the left. here you are as well. the person on the left but the draug on the left and the person on the right is an actor that matches most clesly if you will to the composite drawing. there you go.
those are what people d. >> these folks from from the u.k. americans might have a different opinion if we came up with our 0 own composite. that is allegedly the most beautiful faces you can get out there. >> eye of the beholder, i suppose. they are beautiful. they are beautiful. >> eh. >> but again those opinions were only from small group of people in one count country. >> u.k. >> brunettes brunettes were the most beautiful. >> fascinating. take a look at this. this is a look at how working out has evolved over 100 years. one woman posted this video to showing the stretching of the 1910s, hula hoop craze of the 50s. jazzer size in the '70s. 1980s, oh those were fun times. >> good era. >> oh '90s. buns of steel in the '90s and now zumba as we get a little closer to our day and age. >> that is zumba. i have heard about it. never seen it necessarily.
is that it? >> it is a lot more work than working out was 100 year ago. really is. >> bring the hula hoop back. switch it up. cute dog. somebody taught this little guy, little beagle to play soccer. he can be a goalie least. he also can use objects. you see a samurai sword kind of thing. he can knock things down. this video is getting attention on-line. you know what it is a cute dog doing something cute. >> we'll see him soon in dog food ads, i'm sure. >> yes. >> making a little money for his owner, earning his keep. finally, i love this video. take a look at what happens when scientists did this experiment with lava. that's lava that they have poured on to ice. they just wanted to see what happened. the geologys actually
this morning on "world news now," feeling the heat. indiana's governor trying again to explain the state's new law this morning. protests are growing, even college basketball weighing in on the potential for discrimination. new details on the firefighter who fell through a roof and in to the flames below. he's badly burned, but somehow made it out alive. battle brewing between robin williams' widow and his three children over the actor's possessions and memorabilia. both sides are hoping to settle the dispute out of court. the much much-awaited celebrity roast of justin bieber. the insults flying faster than bieber in a lamborghini. get it? that's ahead in "the skinny" on this tuesday, march 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." hello to you all. you know her and love her and now get her in the studio, bazi
kanani. welcome her from d.c. goo good to have you here. >> pleased to be here. they missed you on the bieber roast. >> i don't know if i would have -- you know one time you can say anything you want to say to justin bieber. man, what would you say? >> and he has to smile and go along and look like he's having fun. that's the important thing about a roast. >> lately in some appearances he's been coming off as the mature man he says he wants to be. he is 21 now and said he wants to turn over a new leaf. he seems to be coming around a little bit. i will give him the benefit of the doubt. good to have you here. bazi kanani will be here all week. we have to start in indiana. a coast to coast firestorm in that state. with the religious freedom act. a growing number of businesses promising boycotts. >> indiana is feeling the heat. the tuesday front page of the "indianapolis star" with a bold plea, fix this now. but an op-ed in the "wall street journal" this morning the
governor is standing firm. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: outrage on both sides of the debate over indiana's new law. on one side, the desire to protect religious freedom. on the other, protesters who argue this paves the way for discrimination. more than a dozen other states have similar laws in place. but critics worry indiana does not have a state law preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and they argue the law could protect businesse owners that want to deny services to gay and lesbians, a wedding cake for example. the ncaa calling it completely inconsistent with its value. days before the final four is held in indiana.s. days before the final four is held in indiana. >> we the ncaa have to sit out and say if this environment remains the way it is, what does that mean for us going forward. >> george, look, we're not going to change the law. >> reporter: george pressing the governor on "this week," asking will he change the law. >> yes or no, should it be illegal to discriminate against
gays and lesbians? >> george, you are following the mantra of last week on-line. and you are making this about something else. >> it is our intent to make crystal clear that type of language is not allowed. >> reporter: the speaker of the house telling me legislators hope to have that fix ready this week before the games are played here. gio benitez, abc news, indianapolis. now to that startling new information about the co-pilot of the doomed germanwing's plane. >> prosecutors in germany say andreas lubitz had been treated for suicidal tendencies in the years before he became a pilot. abc's alexander marquardt has more from germany. >> reporter: andreas lubitz, peacefully sailing through the sky, as he pilots a glider. german authorities revealing behind a seemingly happy and healthy facade lay a troubled mind. lubitz was treated, they said for suicidal tendencies before he became e a pilot.
he sought help for problems with his vision and medication for mental illness was reportedly found in his apartment. but did lubitz ever reveal this information to his employers? germanwing wouldn't say. we spoke to a senior official to german's equivalent of the faa who said that anyone who wants to be a pilot is required to fill out a questionnaire that asks pilots whether they have attempted suicide and if they have had any psychological or psychiatric trouble. so did lubitz lie? >> it is not unheard of for pilots to keep from their employers medical conditions they feel might ground them. >> reporter: we learned chilling new details from the fatal flight. unconfirmed reports in germany's "bild" newspaper saying shortly after take off the captain told his co-pilot he didn't have a chance to use the airport restroom. lubitz saying you can go now.
locked out 0 the cockpit, the captain is heard yelling, for god's sake open the door. then loud metallic blows to the cockpit door. warning messages for the pilot to pull up but lubitz says nothing. the last sound before the moment of impact to passengers screaming. german authorities say since becoming a pilot, lubitz never exhibited suicidal tendencies or aggression. they say his motive is still a mystery. alexander marquardt, abc news, cologne, germany. in the middle east, yemen seeing the most intense fighting seance saudi-led campaign began five days ago. air strikes by the saudi coalition lit up the sky overnight destroying a weapons storage facility held by the iranian backed rebels. the air strikes have neutralized the rebel-held air force. the saudi coalition imposed a naval blockade to keep the rebels from rearming. most americans favor a nuclear deal with iran as world leaders face today's deadline for an agreement.
a new abc news poll shows 59% of americans support lifting economic sanctions in exchange for iran restricting its nuclear program. 31% oppose such a deal. 37% of those polled are confident a deal would prevent iran from developing nuclear weapons. nine members of a canadian ship's crew are safe this morning thanks to the u.s. coast guard. they were pulled off the tall ship yesterday about 60 miles off the coast of massachusetts. the rescue became necessary when the ship's engines were disabled and its sails were wrapped around the mast. one crew member was injured and flown to a hospital in boston. turn to that incredible video. a california firefighter who fell through the roof of a home and in to roaring flames. >> a heart-stopping moment. the victim burned over 65% of his body and facing many surgeries in the days ahead. here's abc's kayna whitworth. >> he's a hero. he's a good man. he has been exhibiting heroic actions throughout his career. >> reporter: you see him making ventilation holes, something
the chief says was a place of expertise for him. seconds later the roof collapses. he is swallowed by flames. a statement just released by captain robert van tassel called the accident catastrophic. saying he suffered burns to 65 to 75% of his body. those burns are second and third degree. the heart-stopping moment caught on tape by a witness sooyi lee. >> i didn't think he was going to make it. >> open it up, get him out. >> once they extract the firefighter from the garage, removed his clothes, doused him with water and took his uniform off. he was burned head to toe. >> it took 23 seconds for him to fall but minutes to get him out. doctors say he is in a severe am amount of pain but responding to commands.amount of pain but responding to commands. they expect his recovery to take months. >> each and every one was concerned he may not make it out of the building.
>> reporter: he spent his life taking care of others. he was a u.s. army helicopter pilot. he and his wife have one daughter who he is said to be very proud of. bazi, t.j., back to you. >> thank you so much. now look at the tuesday weather. cold front moving across the northeast could turn rain in to wintry mix. strong storms in texas will push showers across the south later today. quiet in the midwest. sunny and mild in the southwest. stormy in the northwest. >> 40s in the northeast, 70s in the southern half of the country and the midwest and the gulf is the place to be, if you can. 80s there along the gulf. subtle changes in ronald reagan's speech pattern may have been a telltale sign of on set dementia long before he was diagnosed with alzheimer's. on set dementia long before he was diagnosed with alzheimer's.e on set dementia long before he was diagnosed with alzheimer's.ar on set dementia long before he was diagnosed with alzheimer's.l on set dementia long before he was diagnosed with alzheimer's.y on set dementia long before he was diagnosed with alzheimer's.onset dementia long before he was diagnosed with alzheimer's. researchers at arizona state university analyzed his news nferences and compared them to ose of the first president sh. th reagan, who was 69 when he ok office, they found an creased use of repetitive rds
and decline in vocabulary. the research is aimed at developing early detection methods and treatment for alzheimer's before there is significant damage to the brain. researchers a washington state university are out with a report about what is called exploding head syndrome. >> what? >> it sounds really bad. let me explain. it's not so bad. it is a psychological phenomenon that involves people being awakened by an inexplicable loud noise that never existed. just a bang that wakes you up. 20%' of people experience exploding head syndrome. it occurs when most of the brain neurons shut down at once instead of gradually. so you get a big boom. researchers say the ability to recognize the syndrome and not be afraid of it may actually make it better. from what they can tell it is not dangerous but leads to people that can't explain it. they think they have been abducted by aliens. it leads to conspiracy theories of what is going on. >> i imagine it would be horrifying. if you had that.
it sounds funny, exploding head syndrome. i'm sure it is not if you have it. >> need another name for it. exploding head. >> a more scientific name. >> yeah, exploding head. but you are okay. you are okay. we know -- we never really know what's next when it comes to drones. they are used in everything from national defense to film making these days. >> we have a guy in ireland who found another use for it. let's herd sheep. he calls his drone shep. the camera is mounted on shep as it herds the sheep from one field to another. >> well certainly has the sheep on the run. that's the idea. no word on what the guy's sheep dogs think about being replaced. oh, poor dogs. >> people are creative with technology for everything, right. "the skinny" coming your way. people busting on the biebs. the best jokes from the roast of justin bieber. first emotions are running raw in the fight over robin williams' estate.
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nearly a month after the death of robin williams a court battle is erupting between the actor's widow and his nearly eight months after the death of robin williams a court battle is erupting between the actor's widow and his three children. >> both sides fight over williams' possessions a bitter divide is deepening over what were his final wishes. here now abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: a family feud playing out in a san francisco courtroom between lawyers for robin williams' third wife and attorneys for his three children from two previous marriages. at issue, 1200 personal items,
including family photos, watches and the tuxedo the late comedian wore to their wedding. his wife says she and not his three children is entitled to his items based on the "good will hunting" actor's wishes. >> the art, furniture, those things stay. the other things go to the kids as mr. williams want. >> she said she is not seeking any of williams entertainment memorabilia, including the suspenders he wore on the "mork and mindy" show but says days after williams' death last august she became frightened by her co-trustees after they removed items she feels are rightfully hers. those three children claim neither they nor the trustees removed anything from the home and say their step mother is adding insult to a terrible injury by interpreting their father's will in a way he did not intend. >> his intention was to not have this in the courts. >> reporter: perhaps pursuant to what he would want, attorneys
for williams' wife and children say they will try to settle this dispute out of court. linsey davis, abc news, new york. when we come back, the much-anticipated roast of justin bieber. >> also, who got voted off last night on "dancing with the stars"? "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
♪ skinny so skinny ♪ topping our headlines this morning the comedy central roast of justin bieber. >> at times racy. the two-hour special had a lot of star power including kevin hart. even martha stewart. all of them hurling barbs raging from bieber's music, his run ins with the law and abandoning his pet monkey in germany. >> proud of you. you have it all. you literally are a guy who has it all, except for respect, love, good parents, and a grammy. people refer to mr. bieber as a kid or boy. here's a news flash, gang. he's a man. a man who sings songs for 9-year-olds and cuts his hair like a gay figure skater. >> find yourself the right gal but she will have to be someone on your level. someone powerful, famous and rich. someone you can smoke a joint with or indulge in the occasional three-way.
i'm talking about a player in the board room and a freak in the bedroom. so, justin, my final piece of advice is, call me. >> that's martha stewart and that's fantastic. >> she's funny. >> that's awesome for her to play along like that. in the end, bieber got to dish it all right back. >> what do you get when you give a teenager $200 million? a bunch of has-beens calling you a lesbian for two hours. >> it's bad. i don't like it. >> he was a good sport about it. he has a new, different look. trying to turn over a new leaf and kind of cool to see him in some of his late appearances lately. maybe he has turned over a new af. he does look quite grown up ere. >> shaq diesel got in on it as well. next up here a surprise ending on last night's "dancing with the stars." >> this week it was latin night with latin flair, fancy footwork and men ripping off a few
shirts. one of the biggest dances of the night, rumer willis and val chmerkovskiy doing disco salsa doing full tilt "saturday night fever."chmerkovskiy doing disco salsa doing full tilt "saturday night fever." ♪ meantime suzanne somers threw it back to the '70s shaking her tail feathers to "copacabana." ♪ at the copacabana ♪ >> also charlotte mckinney performed a rumba with her partner, seeing her here but not much rumba, a lot of posing. ♪ >> yeah. in the end maybe she should have rumbaed more. this cost her. charlotte was voted off the dance floor last night. charlotte of course was the pick. she was the one from the super bowl ad with karl's jr. and there was a burger in there
somewhere in that ad. you know what we are talking about. a huge promotion on the "daily show." >> in december, 31-year-old trevor noah, a biracial comedian from south africa made his debut as an on-air contributor to "the daily show" with jon stewart. after three appearances he has been named as stewart's successor, as host of the show after stewart steps down later this year. >> stewart was quick to treat out congratulations. get familiar with his comedy. he is brilliant, smart comedian from south africa. >> look forward to seeing what he does with the show. a record-breaking end to a record-breaking season for "the walking dead." >> some surprises on sunday's 90-minute season 5 finale that we will not discuss here. not to spoil it for those that haven't seen it. sunday night drew 15.8 million viewers. can't wait for season six.
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♪ breaking up is hard to do but we have come a long way for the days of this dear john letter or awkward phone call. >> enter the dear john text and it got worse since it happened to carrie bradshaw on "sex and the city." here now is abc's dan harris. >> sorry i rescheduled our date. i actually have a girlfriend. >> i'm not going to pretend it's working. >> have you been dumped by text message? comedians, you tube stars in their own rite, ask 20 somethings to read the last text they received from their exes. >> hey. >> the video posted on you tube has gone viral. in a week it skyrocketed to more than 1.5 million views. >> we woke up one morning, we're like oh, my gosh. >> don't come over.
there's no chili. >> reporter: they decided to find the humor in the last messages. they brought together a group of friends who were willing to share their sad endings. >> that's racist. >> reporter: with the cameras rolling. >> i was at my friend's wake and on my way to the burial now. can't really talk. >> reporter: for those who think the messages can't be real, think again. >> this is a land line number. >> there was no need for enhancement. i think that's what made it so real and interesting. people could relate because they were just what they were. >> i want you to know i'm making upwards of $200,000 a year now. >> it's like, thanks for the update. i don't know. >> on my way. >> she has memories he was on his way. >> they say millennials are perfected the text message breakup. >> i will keep you posted. still waiting to posted.
>> the phrase "breaking up is hard to do." we don't like hard things so everyone takes the easy road out and goes silent. >> reporter: they say it is not all bad. sometimes the text you thought went unanswered was, in fact. >> oh, my god, he did respond. how did i not see this? he responded. >> reporter: and that maybe something worth celebrating. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> that's a blast. ever broke up with somebody via text? >> i have not done it but i don't always think it is a bad idea. >> that's an awful idea. what are you talking about? >> sometimes there is no point in dragging it out. >> dragging it out. just call. break up in person. >> it is an awkward phone call, isn't it? so awkward. it is just easier this way. >> man. can't wait to get a text from you. >> announcer: from this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
making news in america this morning, more fallout in indiana after passing the religious freedom law. more companies and states reconsidering doing business there as lawmakers work to contain the controversy. plus, another state likely to pass the same law today. crumbling cliff. million dollar homes in harm's way after a landslide gets bigger and bigger with no signs of stopping. the new round of warnings and rush to get everything out. new overnight a fresh look at ronald reagan showing the onset of dementia likely started before he left the white house. the clever method researchers used to come up with the conclusion. epic roast. comedians, athletes and martha stewart skewering justin